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CarbOn Neutral cluSters through Electricity-based iNnovations in Capture, Utilisation and Storage

Objective

The EU has set a clear target to curb climate change: a climate neutral industry by 2050. For several crucial EU industries, this means that the CO2 they emit needs to be captured, utilised and/or stored. ConsenCUS aims to provide an industrial roadmap to a net-zero carbon future through “Carbon neutral clusters by electricity-based innovations in Capture, Utilisation and Storage”. We will demonstrate this concept by integrating a demonstration unit at major cement, magnesia and oil refining installations.
The project presents technological innovations in the 3 main components of CCUS: (1) carbon capture based on alkali absorption, coupled to a novel electrodialysis cell (100 kg CO2/h), (2) conversion of CO2 to formate and formic acid for the current market, as well as emerging markets and (3) safe cyclic loading of CO2 into salt formations and aquifers for storage. The capture and conversion routes are unique in taking only electricity and water as consumables, while providing energy- and cost-efficiency beyond the current industrial standard (targets: TRL 6-7, 1.4 GJ and €34 per tonne CO2). Life cycle analysis and techno-economic evaluations will address how the innovations can be exploited, optimising environmental benefits while providing sound business cases for the three sectors participating and beyond.
ConsenCUS also designs so-called CO2 clusters and networks in NW and SE Europe, around our demonstration sites. Our partners are spread across the CO2 value chain and will optimise such clusters based on an interconnected network of emitters fitted with (our) carbon capture and utilisation technology, other CO2 end users and geological storage. Joint infrastructure and operation will drive cost down and encourage collaboration. Importantly, we will create narratives to promote CCUS at communities surrounding these cluster components, by clarifying the social and environmental impact to locals, raising awareness alongside investigating their critical needs.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCCI-2020-INEA-singlestage
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Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 824 594,27

Participants (18)

STICHTING WETSUS, EUROPEAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 906 250
Address
Oostergoweg 9
8911 MA Leeuwarden
Activity type
Research Organisations
COVAL ENERGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 067 762,50
Address
Wilhelminasingel 14
4818 AA Breda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING NEW ENERGY COALITION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 771 328,23
Address
Nijenborgh 6
9747AG Groningen
Activity type
Other
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 928 861,25
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 407 435
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 975 395
Address
Garthdee House Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 4 504 302,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIATIA ENERGY POLICY GROUP
Romania
EU contribution
€ 337 250
Address
Str Ispravnicului 36 Ap 1
023742 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 541 250
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
OGTC LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 262,50
Address
20 Queens Road
AB154ZT Aberdeen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 621 512,50
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
OMV PETROM SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 229 075
Address
Coralilor 22 Sector 1
013329 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELLINIKI LEFKOLITHI ANONYMOS METALLEFTIKI VIOMIHANIKI NAFTILIAKI KAI EMPORIKI ETERIA (Grecian Magnesite Mining Industrial Shipping and Commercial Company Societe Anonyme)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 184 690,63
Address
Michalakopoulou Str. 45
11528 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aalborg Portland A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 159 250
Address
Roerdalsvej 44
9220 Aalborg Oest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANSK GASTEKNISK CENTER AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 298 112,50
Address
Dr Neergaards Vej 5B
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
University of Calgary
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
University Drive Nw 2500
T2N 1N4 Calgary Alberta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Zhejiang University
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments